Now as I am called Lawman of this country, it would not be seemly for me to break the law by harbouring outlaws.
We wear the evening dress because we have been taught that it is respectable and seemly.
The seemly conduct of believers must be continuous, or it will fail of its effect.
Do you think it seemly for a dog to be living in the churchyard, Mr. Brown?
Then was he ware of a seemly knight came riding against him all in white, with a covered shield.
It would be seemly that he should come; but the opening of the will would not be a pleasant hour for him.
It is not seemly, that with the sword thou shouldst demand thy property of Fafnir.
It is not seemly; moreover, notice must be given and arrangement made.
It is not seemly that people who have served the Morgans so long and faithfully should sleep in unmarked graves.
Things may perhaps occur which it is not seemly your gentle eyes should witness.
"of pleasing or good appearance," also "proper, tasteful, decorous," early 13c., semlich, from Old Norse soemiligr "becoming, honorable," from soemr (see seem). Related: Seemliness. Cf. Old Norse soemleitr "fine to look at."